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Time to step up the pace

September 17, 2014 Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama’s strong suit. more »»

Making a way

September 17, 2014 Six months ago my wife and I were eating lunch in Williston when I picked up a copy of The Minot Daily News. After I glanced over it quickly, I turned and said, “This is where I want to work next. more »»

Prickly narcissist

September 17, 2014 “Oh, it’s a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than ‘don’t do stupid things. more »»

What would Braveheart do?

September 17, 2014 No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. more »»

Beware the ‘lone wolf’ lurking

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Do we need a place called home?

September 16, 2014 There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy. more »»

The sacking of Ray Rice

September 16, 2014 The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancee, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic... more »»

Scotland’s epic vote on independence

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. more »»

Leave coal alone, Obama

September 15, 2014 The glitz of the Bakken has captured the attention the entire country — the world, some would say. But beneath the same sod lies a fossil fuel that has been largely forgotten. more »»

Hold on, Mr. President

September 15, 2014 “Do you have a strategy now, Mr. President?” asked the cover of the Daily News next to a photo of the second American journalist to be beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS. more »»

The jihadists’ eternal plan

September 15, 2014 Here’s the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don’t succeed, plot, plot again. 9/11 wasn’t the first. 9/11 won’t be the last. It’s not “fear-mongering” to face reality. more »»

Waging war and the War Powers Resolution

September 15, 2014 James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete... more »»

Thank you, Jerry Kaup

September 14, 2014 Patrons of the Minot Public Library will surely miss director Jerry Kaup when he retires Dec. 19. Kaup made the announcement Thursday in a prepared statement that was relayed to media by the city. more »»

Will justice do justice in Ferguson?

September 14, 2014 It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer’s version of events. more »»

Only college graduates need apply

September 14, 2014 You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflatio. more »»

Bluster and bluff in the Baltic

September 14, 2014 “I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. ... Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if .. more »»

Journalists in screech advocacy mode

September 14, 2014 It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize — always from a leftist perspective — just about anything in the news. more »»

A true coalition

September 13, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Favors and loot for sale

September 13, 2014 At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics. There’s (sic) special interests that have too much influence.” Sen. more »»

Upholding honor in a dangerous world

September 13, 2014 “I should have anticipated the optics,” President Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. more »»



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